August 10, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

Information on monkeypox is provided this week.  The following are some key points (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/monkeypox):

  • Vaccines for smallpox provide protection against monkeypox.
  • Symptoms last 2 to 4 weeks; severe cases can occur.
  • The case fatality rate has recently been around 3–6% and is higher in young children.
  • Transmitted through contact with:
    • an infected person or animal, or with material contaminated with the virus
    • lesions, body fluids, and respiratory droplets
  • The clinical presentation resembles that of smallpox, a related infection declared eradicated worldwide in 1980.
  • Less contagious than smallpox and causes less severe illness.
  • Typically presents clinically with fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes and may lead to a range of medical complications.

One case was confirmed in South Dakota in mid-July.  In addition to the World Health Organization link above, you can find additional information on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox

Below are the numbers of monkeypox cases worldwide and in the U.S. (https://ourworldindata.org/monkeypox):

Updates:

Brookings County (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 28% vs. 30% last week])

  • 8,640 total cases:  45 new cases this week vs. 55 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 16% were under 20 years of age (vs. 24% in previous week)
    • 29% were 20-39 years (vs. 44% in previous week)
    • 33% were 40-59 years (vs. 14% in previous week)
    • 22% were 60 years or older (vs. 18% in previous week)
  • 233 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: 0 new hospitalizations posted this past week compared to 0 in the previous week.  Currently, the percentage of staffed beds that are COVID-occupied in the Sioux Empire region is 6.1% (compared to 5.4% last week).
  • 58 Brookings County residents have died of COVID:  1 death reported this past week compared to 1 death in the previous week.
  • Only 26% of Brookings County residents have received a booster.

South Dakota (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 19% vs. 23% last week])

  • 253,232 cases: 1,372 new cases this week vs. 1,574 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 15% were under 20 years of age (vs. 17% in previous week)
    • 30% were 20-39 years (vs. 27% in previous week)
    • 21% were 40-59 years (vs. 22% in previous week)
    • 34% were 60 years or older (vs. 34% in previous week)
  • 11,391 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 77 were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 55 last week. Of the new hospital admissions this past week:
    • 6% were under 20 years of age (vs. 2% in previous week)
    • 6% were 20-39 years (vs. 15% in previous week)
    • 20% were 40-59 years (vs. 5% in previous week)
    • 68% were 60 years or older (vs. 78% in previous week)
  • 102 people are currently hospitalized vs. 89 last Wednesday (16 currently in the ICU vs. 10 last week). Currently, the percentage of staffed beds statewide that are COVID-occupied is 4.8% (compared to 4.3% last week).
  • 2,973 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  10 new deaths were reported this week vs. 7 in the previous week. 
    • 1 death was in the 40-59 year age group
    • 9 deaths were 60 years or older

USA

  • 94.1 million cases:  809,205 new cases this week vs. 825,684 in the previous week
  • 1.05 million total deaths:  3,666 deaths this week vs. 3,040 in the previous week

Worldwide

  • 591.00 million cases: 7.04 million cases this week vs. 6.97 million in the previous week
  • 6.44 million deaths: 18,100 deaths this week vs. 16,202 in the previous week 

Take care of yourself and each other.

Published by Bonnysblog78398238

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